US interested in doing business in Nigeria – Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken has reiterated the Americans commitment to investing in Nigeria’s economy.

He disclosed this at a news briefing after meeting with President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Bliken, who is on an African nations tour, said that American entrepreneurs and companies were eager to partner with and invest in Nigeria, especially in the tech sector.

“American entrepreneurs, American companies are eager to partner with and invest in Nigeria’s economy, particularly in the tech sector.

“We have tech giants that have teamed up with Nigerian partners to help Mr president’s new one million digital Jobs Initiative.

“Other companies are part of laying undersea cables, using satellite technology to expand access to the internet. Our tech incubators are fostering Nigeria’s next startups.

“Our venture capital companies are working to finance, so we want to work in partnership to help drive Nigeria’s technological revolution, which is creating jobs.

“It’s growing businesses, and it’s growing innovations in both of our countries,” he said.

Bliken also reiterated the significant role of Nigeria in the development partnership between America and the African continent because of its economic and political position.

He said that the U.S. was working to ensure that Africa gets more voice in the United Nations decision making as a way of incorporating the new realities and dynamics of the world.

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